Definition of creed
1 : a brief authoritative formula of religious belief the Nicene Creed
2 : a set of fundamental beliefs; also : a guiding principle Never settle for mediocrity is his creed. — Jill Lieber
credalplay \ˈkrē-dəl\ adjective
Examples of creed in a Sentence
central to the creed of this organization of medical volunteers is the belief that health care is a basic human right
the Amish live by a strict creed that rejects many of the values and practices of modern society
Recent Examples of creed from the Web
The crowd was incredibly diverse, all creeds, colors, sexes and age groups were healthily represented.
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Origin and Etymology of creed
Middle English crede, from Old English crēda, from Latin credo (first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds), from credere to believe, trust, entrust; akin to Old Irish cretid he believes, Sanskrit śrad-dadhāti
First Known Use: before 12th century
CREED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of creed for English Language Learners
: a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion
: an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
CREED Defined for Kids
Definition of creed for Students
1 : a statement of the basic beliefs of a religious faith
2 : a set of guiding rules or beliefs
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